Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award
Recommendations for this award must be made in writing by two LVMA members (one of them may be a board member) and must be presented to the LVMA Board at a formal meeting and approved by a majority voice vote.
This award was changed from the LVMA Service Award to the Dr. Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award in August 1997 in recognition of outstanding service to the community and to the veterinary profession.
Those eligible for the award are in two categories:
- Veterinarians who have made an outstanding contribution to their community.
- Non-veterinarians who have made an outstanding contribution to veterinary medicine.
- It is suggested that Board members not be eligible during their term of office.
The following is a list of past recipients:
|Year ||Winner |
|1997 ||Everett D. Besch, DVM |
|1998 || |
|1999 ||C. Wayne Roberson, DVM |
|2000 ||Robert Hammatt, DVM |
|2001 || |
|2002 ||L. Mike Cummings, DVM |
|2003 ||Fred G. Bourgeois, DVM |
|2004 ||George Gowan, DVM & Steve Nicholson, DVM |
|2005 ||Renee A. Poirrier, DVM |
|2006 ||Billy J. Robinson, DVM |
|2007 ||Mike Strain, DVM |
|2008 ||Martha Littlefield, DVM |
|2009 ||Stephanie Johnson |
|2010 ||Dominic Cangelosi, DVM |
|2011 ||John Mauterer, DVM and Debra Mauterer, DVM |
|2012 ||George Brandon, DVM |
|2013 ||David P. Hesse, DVM |
|2014 ||Wendy Wolfson, DVM |